DRAKE

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$30 and under
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American

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DRAKE is an authentic neighborhood joint serving up creative and inspired comfort food in downtown Bend, OR.

DRAKE is reinventing American classics with a modern, fresh flair. Specialties include daily fresh fish and risotto specials, mussels and fries, and an array of salads, small plates and sides.

Take in the view from over-sized windows on the iconic corner of NW Wall St. and NW Franklin Ave. in downtown Bend. On warm days enjoy prime outdoor seating on the bustling sidewalk. Inside, you'll enjoy a diner inspired ambiance with a beautiful hand crafted bar, an open kitchen with front row counter seating and comfortable booths.

We are passionate about hospitality and we insist on delivering sincerity to every guest, every time. We want you to have a great experience at DRAKE from beginning to end, that’s our mission and that’s why we love this business.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sat at our table for twenty minutes without the server even acknowledging our presence as he walked by us 6-7 times serving other tables.

C
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice for Downtown dining! Excellent menu and noise level is conducive to conversation. My go-to choice for all occasions.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Drake has been one of my favorite restaurants over the last few years. Ive written a glowing review in the past. This last visit was just okay. It felt like they were short staffed and rushing around so I didn’t feel the same great level of calm and attentive service I thought was the standard at Drake. Will still continue to go and hope it was just an off night.

TW
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a reservation for 7:45. Walked in at 7:45. Stood there for 15 minutes without being helped. Walked out.

Pretty cut and dry.

JN
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing brunch!! We had the carne asada fries which were amazing followed by one of the best burgers I have ever had. Can't wait to go back.

WB
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been to the Drake for dinner and the menu was superb. I thought the brunch/lunch menu a little short in choices. The food and service were very good, but a few specials would have added to the menu.

C
Portland
27 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite place in Downtown Bend! Great menu, great service, and not too loud for conversation at the table. Nice cocktail selection and daily specials, too.

CT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening. Then went on to the Theater. A good evening had by all.

T
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cod was outstanding.

j
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went again for the Wednesday lunch special and enjoyed a great meal at a great price. Will definitely be a regular!!

e
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our family has always loved going to Drake for random dinner nights and special occasions. It has been our top favorite place to dine for quite some time. I rarely write reviews- because i feel that popular establishments, such as Drake, are allowed to fall short sometimes. I decided to put my two scents in now because i love Drake and feel it has slipped in both food quality and service. Hoping it will return to the consistent favorite that we knew and loved.

KF
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We snuck into this popular establishment on a Tuesday. Husband and I split the kale salad, fried chicken, and butterscotch pudding. All was fabulous, and the service was outstanding as well! Highly recommend!

C
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the Drake - our favorite time to go is for Brunch on the weekends and Monday night for their steak/frites special. Our server, Nicholas is always top notch.

JN
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We spent Valentine’s Day dinner there and the food was great. The chef does a great job pairing interesting flavors. The space is small so it was very loud. It was difficult to have a conversation. Fun place though and there are still many items on the menu we will go back to try

ED
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience and meal at the Drake. The food was delicious and the staff were top notch! Very polite and responsive. Really impressed!

OT
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful Valentine's Day menu!!! We fortunately received an email about this special dinner event. I quickly made reservations as I knew they would fill up fast. The menu was incredible with everything tasting so good. The honey roasted winter squash soup with apple relish was a perfect starter. The second course tostada appetizer with guacamole, ahi tuna and popcorn (yes...popcorn) was amazing!!! Our entrées were both seasoned and prepared expertly. The chef came out and walked table to table to chat with the patrons which was a nice touch. The dessert (warm donuts and a side of decadent chocolate mouse) was so yummy!!! Can't say enough about this local favorite! Wish we lived a block away so we would have an excuse to come here more often. ;)

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good drinks and service. Food was tasty

GS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Drake is consistently excellent and this time was no exception. Excellent, friendly service from Roger. Nice job, Drake!

j
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the "power lunch" special which included beer or wine. Food was excellent, nice presentation and great value. Will definitely be back for lunch again and Drake is always a favorite dinner spot for us and our friends. Can't say too many good things!!!

JF
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Intolerable noise level. Good service, food and variety on menu

MB
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Drake’s ... beautiful atmosphere, friendly people, delicious food ... we had kids with us and they were very accommodating about letting them have their own table. All of the food was super tasty!

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner out with my mom and sisters and nieces. Wonderful food, service, ambiance!

j
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Drake burger is the best in town! Be sure to make a reservation on Open Table. The restaurant was full.

SK
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and the best service in town. We'll be going back!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Fried chicken entree used to be served with mashed potatoes; tonight it was served on a COLD bed of brockilini???
Also the chicken was served in unrecognizable pieces in smaller portions then the past.
Disappointed!

NL
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience4

I was disappointed with my meal. I’ve loved their salad and order it frequently as I’m mostly vegetarian and it’s very good. But this time, it was less than adequate. I like to order a side of salmon in top, but they were out and it was only 6pm when I ordered. Also, we went to Washington last Friday night and I ordered the same salad which was wonderful and reminded me again how poor the Drake salad and the Brussel sprouts I ordered to replace the salmon. I don’t care to give pour reviews and didn’t mention that night, but thought Drake may want to know. Thank you.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we could only get a reservation at 5:00, we were delighted to get a booth on this latest visit. Service is patient and friendly always. Specials are interesting and menu staples never disappoint. Brussel sprouts, burger, fried chicken are all so yummy. Good wine selection.

c
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service as always was knowledgeable and friendly. The NY special was amazing! Full of flavor and cooked to perfection!

MM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food & cocktails. This was our second time to dine there and will go back again the next time we visit Bend.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome place in downtown Bend. Highly recommend.

T
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I ordered fish tacos for the first time and was disappointed. Very little fish. Mostly fried breading. Not enough salsa. We were catching up with folks in town for the holidays so didn’t complain at the time. Everyone else’s food was good. Your food has always been good.

j
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Drake. Great food and great service. The last two times we have been were for the Monday special that includes a glass of wine. Can’t beat it so we’re telling all our friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service + food when we come to eat! Keep up the hard work team!

CB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Adorable and nostalgic restaurant, with innovative menu. I wish the lighting chandeliers were pulled up higher. They are so low and bright in your eyes.

JN
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our meal of a petite filet and au gratin potatoes was outstanding, the service very good. Our only complaint was the noise level...loud. However not any more than many other local restaurants.

S
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Squid ink linguine with clams was so salty it was inedible. When server offered to provide new pasta, she tossed the uneaten claims and just provided new pasta. We refused to pay for the meal. Overall impression is the place looks upscale but food quality not up to the competition in Bend.

m
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good food and cocktails. A very enjoyable dinner.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance as always. Food is slightly on the rich side for my taste but it’s a fun treat if you’re prepared and expecting that.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. Loved the place. I think servers were understaffed, as they were rushed and too busy to really offer the service you would expect at this restaurant.

CE
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food ,good value. Friendly staff, fast service.